What are we supposed to do? Would they really work for food? I've given them money before. Then later see them smoking. I won't support a nicotine habit. There's one regular who looks like he has a beer belly on him, he certainly doesn't look hungry. Still, once in a while I give them money. Not often. I wonder what they'd do were I to hand them a sandwich? I've thought about it.
As I sat at the light and watched the homeless man with his little cardboard sign I couldn't help thinking that I work hard for my money, five days a week. He just stands around with a sign and preys on the sympathies of others. Maybe that's not fair of me but I live in a right to work state. Surely they can find a job! Even if it pays the minimum it's got to be better then standing out in the heat all day.
Maybe that is their job. I've heard they pull in quite a bit by the end of the week. And they don't have to pay taxes! LOL